WNBA All-Star and Olympic champion Brittney Griner was arrested in Russia on drug smuggling prices after she was discovered with vape cartridges in her carry-on baggage at a Moscow airport, in response to Russian information sources.
Russia’s Interfax news agency stated a feminine US basketball participant was arrested in February, at Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow after arriving on a flight from New York.
A drug sniffing canine indicated narcotics in baggage, and when the bag was X-rayed, “so-called ‘vapes’” had been found “with a selected order,” in response to Interfax, which cited the Russian Federal Customs Service.
“The professional discovered that the liquid is a narcotic drug hashish oil (cannabis oil),” Interax stated.
The impartial Russian information web site identified the player as Griner.
USA Basketball didn’t instantly reply to a request for info. Griner hasn’t posted on her Instagram account since Feb. 5.
Griner, 31, a member of the 2014 WNBA Champion Phoenix Mercury and the 2016 Olympics gold medal workforce, has performed through the WNBA low season for the Russian workforce Ekaterinburg within the Euroleague since 2015.